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# How do you simplify a fraction?

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2017-01-30 12:33:24

To simplify a fraction, the numerator and denominator must both be divisible by the same number (factor).

Divide the numerator and the denominator by their GCF (greatest common factor). For example, to simplify the fraction 14/49, divide the numerator and the denominator by 7 to obtain the simplified fraction 2/7.

In the simplest form of a fraction, the numerator and denominator are relatively prime or co-prime, i.e. they have no common prime factors, their GCF is 1.

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2017-01-30 12:33:24
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